Mike Munchak, head coach of the Tennessee Titans, will be the featured speaker at Lipscomb University’s Nashville Business Breakfast at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, April 11, in Allen Arena.
Munchak is entering his second year at the helm of the Tennessee Titans. He is the 16th head coach in franchise history and the first who is a former player on the team. In his first year on the job, Munchak guided the Titans through the NFL lockout and to a 9-7 season record and a second-place finish in the AFC South.
Cost of the breakfast is $30 in advance and $40 at the door. Registration is available online at leadership.lipscomb.edu or by calling 615.966.6609.
After a 12-year playing career as a guard for the Houston Oilers, Munchak spent three seasons as an offensive assistant/quality control coach. He became the offensive line coach in 1997 and held that position for 14 years.
In 2001, Munchak became the fifth franchise player to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He earned nine Pro Bowl invitations during his career and was bestowed the honor of having his Oilers No. 63 jersey retired in 1996.
As a line coach, Munchak was acknowledged as one of the finest teachers in the game. His offensive line allowed the second fewest sacks (28.3 sacks per season) in the NFL from 1997 through 2010. Additionally, the Titans ranked seventh in the league in rushing yards (124.5 yards per game) during the same time period.
As a player, Munchak started 156 regular season games (seventh in franchise history) and 10 playoff games for the Oilers between 1982 and 1993. He was selected with the eighth pick overall in the 1982 NFL Draft by the Houston Oilers, after playing three seasons at Penn State University. Munchak was selected to the NFL’s “All Decade” team for the 1980s.
The Nashville Business Breakfast is a quarterly series highlighting a business leader with local economic impact presented by Lipscomb University and the Nashville Business Journal.
Recent speakers include Gov. Bill Haslam, Colin Reed, CEO and president of Gaylord Entertainment; Michael Woodhouse, chairman, president and CEO of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store; Bill Winsor, president and chief executive officer of Market Center Management Company (MCMC), developing the Medical Trade Center in Nashville; Carlos Tavares, chairman, Nissan Motor Company's Management Committee; Mark Emkes, CEO of Bridgestone Americas; and Kix Brooks, former chairman of the Country Music Association.